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How the government shutdown affects the daily life

Last updated on: October 02, 2013 17:05 IST

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President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work.

As police cordoned off landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and government agencies stopped cncer treatments and trade negotiations, Republicans in the House of Representatives moved to restore funding to national parks, veterans care and the District of Columbia.

An effort to pass the three bills fell short on Tuesday evening, but Republicans plan to try again on Wednesday. They are likely to be defeated by the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Image: A sign announcing the closure of the Statue of Liberty, a US National Park, due to the US Government shutdown stands near the ferry dock to the Statue of Liberty in Battery Park in New York.
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A furloughed federal employee holds a sign on the steps to the US Capitol after the government shut down, on Capitol Hill.

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The Lincoln Memorial is pictured devoid of tourists in Washington.

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Fernanda Wagstaff holds her hand out in disbelief as she reads a sign at the Air and Space Museum informing visitors that all Smithsonian museums are closed, in Washington.

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A sign at the entrance to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico announces its closure.

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A statue of George Washington, the first president of the United States, is seen near the office of US Speaker of the House John Boehner in the US Capitol building in Washington.

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A security guard informs a woman that the Internal Revenue Service offices are closed in New York.

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A teleprompter used by President Obama to deliver remarks on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is shown among White House staff and journalists is seen in the Rose Garden of the White House.

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The US Capitol is photographed through a chain fence in Washington.

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A couple from Japan sits on the steps of the National Gallery of Art, which they did not realize, is closed in Washington.

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Abigail Welch, a member of the Family, Career and Community Leadership of America group, poses in front of the US Capitol in Washington on day one of the government shutdown.

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Senator Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Patty Murray and Senator Dick Durbin stand with a clock counting down to a government shutdown at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington.

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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens on speaker phone during a conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and other senior Defense Department officials about the US government shutdown, at his hotel in Seoul.

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The inside of the closed Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is seen in Washington.

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US House Speaker John Boehner walks to the floor of the Republican-controlled House during a late-night budget showdown at the Capitol.

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Women pass a sign announcing the closure of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

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Statues of female figures representing Grief and History stand before the U.S. Capitol Dome on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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Senator Ted Cruz departs the Senate floor after a late-night vote rejected budget legislation from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington.

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A National Parks policeman walks past a sign after the Lincoln Memorial was sealed off from visitors in Washington.

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A barricade leading to the Lincoln Memorial prevents access to tourist buses in Washington.

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